3 Evidence-Based Ways to Reduce Stress

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
Reducing Stress:

The stress response, or the physiologic changes to include the release of “adrenaline” that promote fight, flight, or freeze behaviors in response to a threat, are very important for our survival. However, our stress-response system is designed to activate briefly, for only about 10 to 15 minutes, just long enough to escape acute danger.  When our stress response becomes overactive due to ongoing worry, uncertainty, or anticipation, this is generally what we call “stress,” or “chronic stress.” 

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Lessons Learned During the Pandemic: 7 Ways We Can Strive for Happiness

 

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira
Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Trauma, Dr. Cira worked with hundreds of people on how to increase happiness in their lives, even after they experience the unthinkable.  We all have a certain happiness set-point, but there are things we can do to encourage our set-points to move in a better direction.

What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview on
Lessons Learned During the Pandemic:

During the peak of the pandemic, our stress and anxiety were at an extreme high. Although there were many aspects of this crisis that was (and still are) out of our control, there are still strategies we can employ to keep this in check and experience happiness.
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Mindfulness Activities Help Kids Balance “Screen” Overload

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. New for 2022, Levitt has launched a new professional development resource for teachers called PD Reimagined.

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview on
Mindfulness Activities for Kids:

    • Mindfulness really means real-time awareness: consciously tapping into our awareness, which is achievable only when we create space with intention where we can observe thoughts, feelings, sensations, our environment, etc. without any expectation or judgment.

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10 Ways to Boost Mindfulness During Times of Stress

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is Nurse Practitioner from the Boston area. She has been specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years, is a national speaker and consultant, and is an international bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life At Any Age.

What Dr. Mimi Secor can say in an interview on mindfulness:

Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Being present and in the moment means we put aside any negative thoughts about the past or worries about the future—and just be. Thousands of studies have linked physical and mental benefits to mindfulness.

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8 Health Tips to Help You Live Your Best (Aging) Life

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on the mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on
Health & Aging:

We’re all aging.

Tomorrow you will be older than you are today. It’s sad but true. And while we can’t do anything to reverse this aging process, we can adopt a lifestyle now that will set us up for success later.

As we grow, we should ask ourselves, “What would my future self want me to be doing right now? What wouldn’t they want me to be doing?”

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How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Imposter Syndrome
: 

Imposter Syndrome, also known as fraud syndrome, is a psychological pattern where an individual constantly doubts their skills, talents, and even things they have already accomplished. People suffering from Imposter Syndrome have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. These are stories that we tell ourselves that have an impact on our judgment and how we see certain situations in our lives.

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What Is Mindful Eating? 3 Steps to Developing Healthier Eating Habits

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Mindful Eating
: 

A lot of people have this idea that food is either good or bad so you have to restrict your intake to foods that are considered healthy. This has led to an explosion of so many diet programs such as Keto and intermittent fasting. However, there is something about diets that do not work for so many people. These diets often led to deprivation, frustration, and unnecessary stress.

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How to Build More Human Connection When Craving It the Most

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Building Deeper, Authentic Connections With People
: 

After a tumultuous year of COVID and social distancing, it looked like we were reaching the light at the end of the tunnel as restrictions started to loosen up, but unfortunately, it didn’t last long as the new delta variant is spreading rapidly. 

People might be craving human connection more than ever and it is a vital part of our sense of wellbeing.  We need a tribe we can call our own or a support system where we can have that sense of belongingness. Having people we can talk to about anything that bothers us—relationship problems, health concerns, or maybe as simple as to what to have for dinner helps build our resilience to get through any challenge.

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Practical Advice for Building Resilience During Times of Stress

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Ways to Build Resilience
:

      •  Find peer support groups. Support groups help to promote a sense of community and connection so one doesn’t feel so alone in their struggles. 
      •  Stop using alcohol or drugs as a coping mechanism. These substances are avoidant and numbing strategies that won’t get to the root cause of the problem.

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Top 10 Ways to Boost Mindfulness for Greater Wellness

Interview: Dr. Mimi Secor

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is Nurse Practitioner from the Boston area. She has been specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years, is a national speaker and consultant, and is an international bestselling author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life At Any Age.

 

We need more mindfulness in our lives more than ever. . .

Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Being present and in the moment means we put aside any negative thoughts about the past or worries about the future—and just be. Thousands of studies have linked physical and mental benefits to mindfulness.

Here are 10 great ways to practice mindfulness in our everyday lives:

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